tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< December 2010 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Gamepocalypse

I've just viewed the recording of Jesse Schell's presentation Visions of the Gamepocalypse for Long Now Foundation. The idea is game is going to advance to a stage that it will blend into everyday life. Game playing will have a lot of implication in the futuristic society. I'm not really a gamer. Still I find it a fantastic talk. It explores many interesting topics around game design that really reveal a lot about our personality and the society.

Jesse raised some ideas I like to take a note here. He identified two category of people, the imagineers v.s. the mundanes. He use a film scene to introduce the concept (the geeks in the movies call themselves imagineers, possibly inspired by Disney). Imagineers are those who often engage in fantasy. They other group are normal people he labels as the mundanes. The mundanes are not appealed by fantasy at all. I find this a rather insightful dimension of people. The other idea is the curiosity wins. In the world full of information, it is people with curiosity who is going to benefit the most. It is because their curiosity drive them to learn new knowledge continuously. Mastering factual knowledge will have lot less importance in the future.

As always, Stewart Brand posts an excellent summary on long now's website.

2010.12.11 [, ] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks (23 May 2018)

 

NFL teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem (23 May 2018)

 

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds (23 May 2018)

 

Trump administration launches vehicle import probe (24 May 2018)

 

Royal wedding 2018: Preacher on becoming 'breakout star' (23 May 2018)

 

Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM (23 May 2018)

 

Son shares mother's moving letter 'forgiving trumpet debt' (24 May 2018)

 

Row over New Zealand student magazine's 'period issue' (24 May 2018)

 

Sterling Brown: Milwaukee police release arrest video (24 May 2018)

 

Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei lists demands for European powers (23 May 2018)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

As Disney moves forward with Fox, Comcast continues plotting (23 May 2018)

 

Musk Suggests Big Oil Fuels Critical Media Coverage of Tesla (23 May 2018)

 

Lyft to open 30 more driver 'hubs' across US for drivers to take breaks, tune up cars (23 May 2018)

 

Gene therapies get easier path to FDA approval (23 May 2018)

 

Business News Roundup, May 23 (23 May 2018)

 

US, China work on ZTE rescue (22 May 2018)

more »

 


Site feed Updated: 2018-May-23 21:00